Happy Ferragosto! Please note our tasting room and restaurant are open this weekend.
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Happy Ferragosto! Please note our tasting room and restaurant are open this weekend.

Please note that the Fattoria dei Barbi tasting room and the Taverna dei Barbi restaurant are open this week and this weekend. We look forward to seeing you. Click here for hours and reservation info. In case you’re wondering why you are already getting so many auto-replys and vacation responses to your emails to colleagues … Continue reading

Panzanella origin story: Who invented it and why?
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Panzanella origin story: Who invented it and why?

Please join Fattoria dei Barbi and winemaker Stefano Cinelli Colombini for the estate’s Panzanella Cook-Off Competition Sunday July 28 at the winery! Click here for details. The contest and tasting coincide with the estate’s celebration of the Blessed John Colombini, Stefano’s 14th-century ancestor. It was back during the terrible years that followed the Black Plague … Continue reading

The best tasting room in Montalcino? We think so! Book your private tasting now.
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The best tasting room in Montalcino? We think so! Book your private tasting now.

The Fattoria dei Barbi tasting room and wine shop is open seven days a week throughout the summer. Click here for hours and reservation information. English, French, and German are all spoken (as is Italian, of course!). And our team of wine professionals (above) can customize your tasting flight especially for your party or group. … Continue reading

Heading to Montalcino this summer? Don’t miss the Abbey of Sant’Antimo…
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Heading to Montalcino this summer? Don’t miss the Abbey of Sant’Antimo…

If you’re heading to Montacino this summer, one of the sites you definitely don’t want to miss is the Abbey of Sant’Antimo (Abbazia di Sant’Antimo), above. Not only is it one of the historical centerpieces of Medieval and Renaissance Tuscany but it’s also one of the best preserved examples of “Romanic” architecture in Italy (early … Continue reading

Montalcino travel tips: Useful information for your summer visit to Tuscan wine country
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Montalcino travel tips: Useful information for your summer visit to Tuscan wine country

The summer is here and a lot of you are planning your trips to Tuscany and, in particular, to Montalcino, the land of Brunello, where you will enjoy some of the greatest wine and food tourism in the world. Here are some basic tips (based mostly on questions that we get asked at this time … Continue reading